JFGrind (1912) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Description says Northern Lights is a seasonal, if that’s the case this beer has held up well. Citrus aroma, golden bodied, foam and lacing throughout the sample. I like the crispness of this medium bodied IPA. Even tasted a wee bit of banana. Sampled in a Veltins 0.3l thistle glass.
klk343 (139) - - MAR 11, 2015
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear amber appearance. A nice texture that’s easy to drink. Very little scent but a little sweet. Some lemon, citrus hops but also caramel, roasted malts. Good.
alobar (3101) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a copper orange color with no head. Aroma of citrus, bread, and pine. Lots of citrus flavor with some caramel, and bread. Good beer!
malvrich (104) - durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 17, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle into a standard pint.
pkg. on 03/09/15
A: A gentle and very cold pour. Very little head of beige color. SLightly dingy orange body with a little visible carbonation.
S: Floral/earthy hop scent. Willamette coming to the forefront. Odd for an IPA but what do I know? I do love this hop and I like the smell of the beer.Maybe a little toasted grain to go along. Slight alcohol detected.
T: Piney hops greet the tongue first. A slight citrus pith note on the resinous finish. The earthy essence from the nose is present but faint. This is a little different but not in a bad way. Not much malt sweetness to mention. Tastes a bit like a favorite of mine : Highland Gaelic amber ale but needs more malt.
M: Medium light body with light but ample carbonation. Average.
O: This IPA has a distintive smell thanks I suppose to the Willamette hops. Doesn’t quite translate to a great taste but the taste is novel and agreeable. I do like the relatively low ABV (6.5) for an IPA. This six pack is 3 months old and who know how it has been treated so it probably deserves another try. Not bad but not a favorite either.
chinchill (3000) - South Carolina, USA - APR 4, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle dated best by Nov. 2011 served in a pint glass. (from notes).
Light orange/amber; hazy with a generous off-white head that looks both sudsy and creamy. Lots of irregular sticky lacing.
Aroma is mainly hoppy citrus with some malt, grass and pine underneath. Somewhat herbal. Alcohols esters appear upon warming.
T - The taste features a citrus-tinged but mainly bitter hop bite. Plenty of white grapefruit bitterness in the lasting finish ... more than warranted by the mid-taste hop level.
M: medium body; very good carbonation level.
O - bolder than average, but lacking the balance and complexity of a world-class IPA.
blackisle (1201) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - FEB 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 12 fl.oz. Clear medium amber, big foamy off-white head, recedes slowly to a foamy layer, good lacing; strong and fresh citrus aroma, orange peel, grapefruit, some caramel, floral hops; taste light sweet and medium bitter, citrusy; medium body, oily texture, average carbonation, mild dry bitter aftertaste, bit spicy, fruity notes; overall a nice mild bitter IPA.
CardsPackHawks (129) - Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Decent IPA from a Virginia brewery. Nothing spectacular, pretty average. Had a few while in the DC area.
bkurtz (1006) - PERU - JUN 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Pours a deep, clear golden with a nice creamy head. Aromas of mandarin, peach and citrus. Juicy mouth feel with some bitter finish.
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 13, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber pour. The nose is light and fairly sweet. Has some sweet
maltiness and a little bit of bitterness. Lightly peppery and a little
bit sweet. Pretty typical.
samsmith33 (577) - - FEB 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2015 Appearance is clear yellow orange, medium white head.Aroma is faint. fruit (berry), wood, resin.Taste is.... ashy, pasty, not pleasant.Lively carbonation, but no amount of bubbles makes up for the retched taste.Not a fan.Update. 2.4.15.....7.7.15. 2.2 up to 3.5. Must have had a bad bottle earlier. This one was quite good. Smooth taste, hoppy but not overly, light wood and citrus.
fooj (35) - Maryland, USA - FEB 7, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Good color with a nice head. The taste is subtle and the after taste is slightly hoppy. Overall good but not great.
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